UAMS Symposium June 11 to Discuss Options for Lung Cancer

By Susan Van Dusen

“Lung Cancer in the Natural State” is scheduled for 8 a.m.-3:15 p.m. June 11 in the I. Dodd Wilson Education Building at UAMS and will offer separate and joint sessions for health care professionals and the general public.

Register online at Breakfast and lunch are free for all attendees. Continuing education credit is available for physicians and nurses.

Sessions for the general public will include information on access to lung cancer care; the severity of lung cancer in Arkansas; techniques for screening, detection and treatment; and smoking cessation resources. Opportunities to talk to physicians, researchers and cancer survivors also will be provided.

Topics for health care professionals will include new and emerging surgical and nonsurgical technologies; tobacco cessation; recent changes in the disease staging system; and other related areas.

The symposium is sponsored by the UAMS College of Medicine Departments of Surgery, Internal Medicine, and Family and Preventive Medicine; the Arkansas Cancer Coalition; and the Arkansas Department of Health – Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program.

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Related Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a 540,000-square-foot hospital; a statewide network of regional centers; and six institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute and the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. UAMS has 2,775 students and 748 medical residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including nearly 1,150 physicians who provide medical care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. Visit or